« ON HYBRID CARS AND HOV LANES | Main | ON MORE APPLE JUICE IN 2007 »

Monday, September 25, 2006

Comments

Yaser Anwar

Michael, I agree with you.

The FCC has a strong incentive to keep selling off spectrum. Who wouldn't want all that extra cash for doing no work? The companies buying it have a strong incentive to keep the plan going too. Having all that spectrum costs a lot of money, they're not going to give it up anytime soon, especially when it gives them a competitive advantage too. For similar reasons, they have no interest into doing research into using spectrum more efficiently.

Wifi is somewhat interesting because anyone can set up a network as the frequency band is unlicensed & members of a Wifi network can both send and receive. There's an excellent explanation by Tim Shepard given to The FCC in 02. http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf&id_document=6513201206

IMO the tools for cooperative radio net need to be defined. Just as IP brought various networks together into the Internet, we need the same tools that will bring the various spectrum bands into a radio Internet.

This is a long and cumbersome process; however the pros are great, such as: a global omnipresent network connecting everything at super speeds to everything else.

The comments to this entry are closed.

Some of the Blogs I Like

July 2011

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
          1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31